After the success of his smash single “Right Here,” Erk Tha Jerk readies his debut album
San Francisco, CA- Bay Area sensation Erk Tha Jerk is set to release his debut album, Nerds Eye View on SMC Recordings. The anticipated album is due out on the heels from the buzz of his single “Right Here” a hugely popular hit in California. “I just wanted something completely melodic yet dirty enough that it would have a hard time getting played on the radio.” Erk jokes about the singles creation. “I was playing around one night and made it and then Big Von of KMEL grabbed it and it became a big single.” The censored version became one of 106 KMEL’s (San Francisco) most played songs, and charted on Billboard’s Top 100 Hip Hop/R&B singles, and the video was in heavy rotation on MTV Jams.
Thanks to the unforeseen hit the stage is set for his debut. “This album is my autobiography. No grandiose tales of ‘big ballin’ and ‘kingpin status.’ It’s for people that are working to keep their head above water just enough to see the next day, whether it be a 9 to 5, entertainment wise, school or whatever you do.” Erk shared “It’s about trying to make a way out of no way.”
Erk Tha Jerk’s strengths as an emcee, songwriter and producer are undeniable after one listen to Nerds Eye View. On top of producing half the album including it’s two lead singles, Erk tackles life from the fresh perspective of an uber-talented musician trapped in a working class hero’s life. The album takes on his personal relationships (“Can’t Let You Go”), being a father (“How Do You Love Me”), not to mention life’s simplest pleasures (“Right Here” & “Hands Up”).
The album title, Nerds Eye View was inspired by the signature black rimmed glasses that he wears. “I’ve been using the term ‘nerd’ since I was a teen. People always associate glasses with being a nerd, so the title is is how I view things with through these glasses.” Erk said.
With the follow up smash starting to rear it’s head in “Hands Up” Erk’s ready to have people start seeing things his way.
Nerds Eye View in stores and available online November 9th on Red Planet/SMC Recordings.
Erk Tha Jerk-Nerd’s Eye View (SMC458/852819004584/C15) Available 11/9/10